The Dreaded Thump
pitter patter pitter patter pitter patter.
Oh yes. If you have mobile toddlers you may recognise those dreaded noises!!
Georgia can now, (and readily does so!) extract herself from her cot. The first time it happened I have to admit my husband and I found it so hilarious we laughed, gave her a cuddle and chatted to her for about 10min - no doubt reinforcing this behaviour. So as they say, we made our bed… and now we’ll have to buy her a bigger one!
After a few family chats, we made the decision to have our girls share; Although we are lucky enough to live in a four bed-roomed house, which means, in theory, all the kids could (and have up until now) have their own rooms. And while half of me thinks if its not broke don’t fix it, I just love the idea of the girls sharing one room, the giggles and whispers after bedtime, the secrets shared (and I imagine some sister quarrels) All of this surely will create a magical bond, as well teaching formative life lessons like sharing and compromise.
There is just under three years between them and they get on about 87% of the time. So how wrong could it go?
Perhaps because some of my happiest childhood memories were from sharing with my sister Jessica?! Or perhaps as the girls are both light sleepers, the new sleeping arrangement may help us all get a bit more actual sleep!? I would also, selfishly, like to have a spare room back ;) Whatever our reasoning the girls are soo excited and have already decided there's going to be pink. A lot of pink!
Now that we've made that decision its just the DOING and decorating next!! More to come on that later!!!
Would love to know what you think? Did you share as a child? Loved it/hated it?? Has it affected your decision as how you’ll structure your family’s sleeping arrangements? Do your kids share now? And - What do I need to know before we start?! Washi tape room divider? :)